The opinion of the court was delivered by: David G. Larimer United States District Judge
This case is hereby ordered for a jury trial on October 23, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. This is a day-certain trial date which will not be adjourned. The trial has been set far enough in advance so that all counsel are expected to protect this date with other judges so that they are not otherwise engaged in any other proceeding.
A pretrial conference is scheduled for October 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in my chambers. The attorney who will try the case must be present at the pretrial conference. The parties must deliver to the Court, and all other parties, material listed in Part II at least three (3) business days prior to the pretrial conference.
A settlement conference is scheduled for June 27, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. The attorneys responsible for trying the case must be present. The attorneys must be prepared to discuss the facts of the case, damages and have authority to settle the case at the settlement conference. Prior to the conference, counsel must have discussed settlement and made a bona fide attempt to resolve the matter without court intervention. Clients must either be present or available without delay by telephone to dispose of the case.
The following must be prepared by each party for the pretrial conference, in three separate bound volumes:
Each party must prepare a separately bound document entitled "Voir Dire Information" containing the following material: (Each page must be three-hole-punched for insertion into a notebook and each item of information must be on a separate sheet.)
1. A short description of the case to be read to the jury to identify the case and the claims and defenses at issue.
2. The full name and address of the client. Include here the name of any corporate representative that intends to appear at trial for the client.
3. The full name and address of counsel, including assistants. 4. A list of prospective witnesses that are expected to be called at trial, including adverse party witnesses. A copy of this list must be provided to the court reporter at the commencement of trial. Also list here witnesses that you intend to introduce by reading depositions. Indicate that the witness will be a "deposition witness."
For proper identification to the jury and for use by the Court, this list, which must be on a separate sheet of paper, should include:
(i) The full name of the witness. (ii) The occupational association of the witness, e.g., FBI, Eastman Kodak Company, Delta Laboratories, etc.
(iii) The address of witness. (iv) A short summary statement (one or two sentences) of the general subject matter expected to be covered by the witness.
The Court may preclude the use, in the direct case, of any witness not identified as herein provided ...